Mobile Photography / Art – Three Years of Tutorials: A Recap, an Assembly Feature, and an iColorama Procedural

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Huge thanks to Jerry Jobe on his Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial Third Year Writing Anniversary. We have loved and enjoyed every single one of Jobe’s tutorials and we know that you do too.  This week, Jobe does something a little different, take a look…(foreword by Joanne Carter).

“On November 7, 2012, I published my first tutorial on Hipstamatic. As usual, on my anniversary, I like to take a look back. But there’s more to this article than a walk down memory lane. There’s a feature currently in beta for Assembly that I’d like to show you, and an iColorama procedural on how to create a multicolored water color painting like this one. So let’s get started!”

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iOS Photography App Giveaway – Shift

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We have just published an updated tutorial to this popular app Shift, by Pixite Apps – to view that please go here.

Usually it retails for $0.99/£0.69 and we have been given some promotional codes to share with you. If you would like to be in with a chance to win a promotional code for Shift we would like you to like us on Facebook (here), follow us on Twitter (here) – and most importantly reply to this post and tell us what you love most about TheAppWhisperer.com. We’ll enter your email address into our magical hat and if you’re a winner you will find a promo code sitting in your inbox very soon.

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Mobile Photography App Tutorial – Shift by Pixite: A User Related Update

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I just spent three weeks going over an app that changed dramatically almost two-and-a-half years after I first wrote about it (Snapseed). Here’s an example of an app that I first covered sixteen weeks ago, and which has already changed dramatically due to input from users like me: Shift by Pixite. Back in January, I wrote “Because Shift bases everything on a randomizer, and all the choices are made behind the scenes, I just don’t know what it’s capable of. So I can’t recommend it”. Pixite heard that kind of statement from us here and added much more control to their brand-new filter-building app. It is certainly enough to change my mind about recommending it (and to ruin your suspense if you thought you’d have to wait for the verdict until the end of the column).

This article will only cover what is new about Shift, which means that if you want to know basic operations, such as opening files, saving them and sending them to other apps, you should return to the first article from January.

One new feature that is added is available when bringing an image into Shift. In addition to selecting an image from your library or using the camera to capture one, there is now a selection of images for your use called Pixite Source. It is a simple matter to choose from a collection of fine images from Pixite users to help you develop your own re-usable filters using Shift. All they ask is that you credit the image creator if you post them anywhere. I will be using an image from Tristan Bogaard’s “In Route” series in this tutorial.

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iOS Photography App – Shift – Huge Update and Giveaway!

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We’re very excited to announce Shift 2 by succuessful app developers Pixite.  Acknowledging the feedback and support they received from the mobile photography and art community, Pixite explain “we have basically built Shift 2.0 from the ground up based on that feedback during the past four months”.  Shift 2 includes additional original texture, colour gradients and most importantly, allowing for user full control.

Requiring iOS 7 or later, this version is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Optimised for iPhone 6, 6 and 6+.

If you would like to be in with a chance to win a promotional code for Shift, we would like you to like us on Facebook (here), follow us on Twitter (here) – and most importantly reply to this post and tell us what you love most about TheAppWhisperer.com. We’ll enter your email address into our magical hat and if you’re a winner you will find a promo code sitting in your inbox very soon.

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iOS Mobile Photography App Tutorial – Shift – by Jerry Jobe

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We are delighted to publish this very interesting tutorial of the new app by Pixite Apps called Shift.  Jerry puts it through its paces and laments the quality found in many of the other apps by this developer, don’t miss this. Over to you Jerry. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

Shift retails for $0.99/£0.79 and you can download it here.

“As I’ve said multiple times, I’m a big fan of the Pixite apps. I just finished covering Union, and before that I’ve shown you Tangent, LoryStripes, Fragment and Matter. All of them produce wonderful effects with a clear user interface to get the most from your fantastical creations.

Now I’m in a quandary, for Pixite’s newest release, a filter creation app called Shift, doesn’t offer the same kind of control. True, the user interface is clear, such as it is. It is just that it is dependent on the Randomize function, and there is a healthy dose of “magic” necessary to get useful results. Making randomize the first step eliminates the ability of the user to exercise careful control of the effects.

Let’s take a look at Shift to show you what I mean”.

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Shift – New iPhone Photography App Now Available! We Have Codes To Giveaway!

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Shift by Pixite apps, developers of popular photo apps including Tangent, Fragment and Union is now available in the Apple App Store.  Shift is all about filters and lets you create your own personal photo filters with one tap of a button.  Start by loading a photo and pressing the Shuffle button. Shift intelligently combines textures, colors, and blends to produce stylish effects like vintage colors, grit and grunge, light leaks, and high contrast black and whites. Each shuffle is a unique mixture of effects that you can customize to your liking.

Adjust the color or intensity of the effect using the slider controls. Drag or pinch the screen to position and resize the entire filter.  For fine-grained control, drag the three touch points to different positions on the screen to explore a more spread out or focused combination of effects. When you are finished fine-tuning your filter, tap the Star to save it to your filter library for future use.

Shift retails for $0.99/£0.69 and you can download it here but we have been given a few codes to share with our loyal readers. If you would like to be in with a chance to win a promo code for Shift, all we ask is for you to reply to this post telling us what you love most about theappwhisperer.com (we know how hard it is to narrow it down to one thing and also retweet or FB this post). That’s it, we’ll enter your details into our magic hat and if you’re a winner, a code will soon be sitting in your inbox.

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Shift – New iPhone Photography App by Pixite Coming Soon

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Shift is a new app by developers Pixite, of Fragment, Union, Tangent, Matter and LoryStripes fame.  They have produced competent apps in the past and Shift promises to be another. According to Pixite, Shift lets you create your own personal photo filters with one tap of a button. Shuffle through an endless combination of textures, colors, and blends to produce stylish effects like grit and grunge, vintage, light leaks, and high contrast black and whites”.

We have attached the developers promotional trailer below to give you an insight. We have not tested this app and so we are not able to give an independent view at present.

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